A big year for Baileys Prize winners

We’re rather excited as this autumn sees three (yes, three!) new books from former Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winners.

First up is the second novel from Eimear McBride, 2014 winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction with the experimental and visceral A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing. Eimear’s upcoming book, The Lesser Bohemians moves away from the trauma and painful adolescence of her first novel to the subject of all-consuming love. You only have to wait until September 1st to experience it (and keep your eyes peeled on our social channels for a very special giveaway on publication date!)

Following swiftly after is Ali Smith’s Autumn, the first installment in her novel quartet Seasonal, out October 20th. We’re thrilled to see what Ali does next following her time-bending 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction-winning novel How to be both.

Finally, the long-awaited fourth novel from Zadie Smith comes in November, a novelist whose first three books all made the shortlist of the Baileys Prize, winning outright with On Beauty in 2005. Zadie’s latest novel Swing Time is about two black girls who dream of being dancers and moves between North London and West Africa.

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